I finally got a Thermapen thermometer. Manufactured by ThermoWorks, this thermometer is lauded by many. I was excited when it showed up the other day!
The shipping box says… ThermoWorks.
That’s good because you know it’s from ThermoWorks that way.
Back of the package. Note: Identifying numbers including serial numbers and UKAS Certificate number have been blanked out in several of these photos, including this one.
The NIST Traceable Certificate of Calibration.
The Thermapen unboxed
Unfolded. This automatically turns on and off as the probe is unfolded and folded back in.
For size comparison. Folded next to the CDN DTQ450X.
- Range -58.0 to 572.0°F (-49.9 to 299.9°C)
- Accuracy ±0.7°F (±0.4°C) from -58 to 392°F (-49.9 to 199.9°C), ±1.8°F (±1.0°C) from 392 to 572°F (200 to 299.9°C)
- Resolution 0.1°F/°C full range (user reconfigurable to 1.0°F/°C)
- Response Time From 75°F to 32°F: ≤ 3 seconds to within 1°F
- Probe 4.5 L inches, High Performance Type K Thermocouple
- Display 0.55 inches (14mm) LCD
- Auto Shutoff 10 Minutes (user reconfigurable to disable auto-off)
- Environmental Range -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)
- Battery CR2032 (3V) lithium coin cell x 2, 1500 hours
- Dimensions 1.85 H x 6.1 W x 0.75 D inches (47 H x 153 W x 19 D mm)
- Weight 0.25 lbs (97g)
- Certificate Includes NIST-Traceable calibration certificate
I was able to do just a little bit of testing with this. I was mainly interested in response time. With some limited testing, with warm water, I was impressed by how quickly this honed in on a temperature. Three seconds seems realistic.
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